Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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    Vegetarian Chili

    Vegetarian skillet chili screams comfort food to me. This recipe makes me feel warm and fuzzy, and it's loved by both my vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends. —Casey Hill, London, United Kingdom

    Instant Pot Chili con Carne

    1 review

    Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of...


    Pressure-Cooker Turkey Chili

    I've taken my mother's milder recipe for chili and made it thicker and more robust. It's a favorite, especially in...


    Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

    While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...


    Pressure-Cooker Beef and Beans

    This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have friends asking for more. It's a favorite in my recipe...

    Pesto Bean Soup

    This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...


    Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad

    1 review

    This is a quick and delicious salad that can be made special for guests—or yourself—by grilling fresh tuna steaks instead...

    Cannellini Bean Hummus

    4 reviews

    My version of hummus features a delightful nuttiness from tahini, a peanut butter-like paste made from ground sesame seeds. The...


    Sweet Potato Kale Soup

    2 reviews

    If you're looking for a healthier dish with a difference, try this recipe from Tamar Holmes of San Diego, California....


    White Turkey Chili

    17 reviews

    Here's proof that chili doesn't have to be red. I combined several recipes and changed flavors until the recipe was...


    Beef and Beans

    6 reviews

    This deliciously spicy steak and beans over rice will have family and friends asking for more. It's a favorite in...

    Italian Vegetable Bowl

    I love to fix this hamburger vegetable stew on chilly fall and winter days. The tasty variety of ingredients and...


    Zippy Vegetarian Chili

    3 reviews

    Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...


    Quick Chunky Chili

    Heidee's meat mixture is the starting point for this nice hearty chili that cooks up in a jiffy. "Choose different...


    Corn and Bean Soup

    1 review

    "For lunch or dinner on a chilly day, this fresh-tasting colorful vegetable soup really hits the spot," comments Betty Andrzejewski...


    Beef and Bean Macaroni

    1 review

    "This hearty casserole with beans, beef and macaroni is a meal in itself," relates Sally Norcutt of Chatham, Virginia. "Since...

    Tortellini Bean Salad

    5 reviews

    Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who...


    Red Bean ‘N’ Sausage Soup

    4 reviews

    "We have many cold months in Idaho, and hearty soups served with hot rolls help warm us up," writes Tami...


    Red Bean Vegetable Soup

    3 reviews

    Cajun seasoning boosts the flavor of this brothy soup. The easy recipe makes a big batch that's loaded with beans...


    Kidney Bean and Chickpea Salad

    1 review

    In Miami, Florida, Terri Webber picks this zesty salad when she needs a crowd-pleaser that's as close as her pantry....


    Vegetarian Chili Ole!

    7 reviews

    I combine ingredients for this hearty chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come...


    Avocado Bean Dip

    4 reviews

    I love guacamole! But I add beans to boost the amount of fiber in this version. It has a texture...


    Five-Bean Soup

    1 review

    One of my family's favorite soups, this tasty recipe was one I discovered years ago. Served with a salad and...


    Fancy Bean Salad

    5 reviews

    Bursting with a colorful crunch, this bean salad is a snap thanks to store-bought salad dressing.
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    Hearty Chicken Casserole

    10 reviews

    Bring the flavors of the Southwest to the table with this delectable high-fiber dish from Jenny Ebert of Eau Claire,...


    Cannellini Comfort Soup

    "Reduced-fat sausage, white beans and veggies make this nutritious soup plenty filling. Plus, It warms you from head to toe."...


    Potato Kale Sausage Soup

    11 reviews

    When autumn falls upon Fountain Valley, California, Susan Pursell simmers up this comforting soup. The hearty sausage slices, white kidney...


    Minestrone Soup with Hamburger

    3 reviews

    This hearty broth is sure to warm you up on a cool day. Filled with Italian seasoning, good-for-you vegetables, ground...


    Rainy Day Soup

    One rainy day a few years back, this comforting soup was served at a local arts and crafts bazaar. Now...


    Spicy Pork Chili with White Beans

    4 reviews

    This chili, loaded with white beans and cubes of pork, has plenty of bite. But if it’s not spicy enough...